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. but israel has the edge in technology here. its sophisticated iron dome system takes out most rockets before they find a target. israel's military is also armed with precision-guided missiles. in this case, striking what is said to be the home of an hamas leader. egypt is trying to prevent this war from getting out of hand. spearheading talks aimed at ending the violence. israel's prime minister says hamas can end all this. ben wedeman is watching the conflict play out. >> reporter: we've seen apparent urgent action by the israeli army in this area to get as much material, tanks, armored personnel carriers and troops in the area around gaza in obvious preparation for a potential ground invasion of the gaza strip. but a decision to actually go in has to come from the leadership, from prime minister benjamin netanyahu and from his security cabinet. that has not come yet. on sunday, it's expected that the secretary general of arab league is going to come to gaza with four arab foreign ministers. it may be difficult to launch a ground invasion while just a high-level group is there. we understan
american nation, the congress especially, has caved into this military worship of technology. i've seen that in the last 20 years grow. in the '90s and 2000s, we seem to give a pass always to the military. >> since i get over here about the military, it's almost impossible to criticize anyone in the military because there's such patriotism towards it, and i get that, but it is particularly pronounced in america, it is almost seen as utter disloyalty, if not treachery, to criticize any military man or woman. that's dangerous, isn't it? >> it leads back to rome. go back to the roman empire. the pretorian guard. emperors would pay homage and favors and pay them more money to be loyal to that faction. eventually, the roman guards, military, became more important than the citizenry. of course, they didn't hold up the empire. they are all over the place but they couldn't hold back the barbarians and so forth. it doesn't work. you don't bribe the military. and, frankly, we could be in a position where things get more chaotic and there could be another terrorist attack and this concept of ameri
, is this all just technology. is this all stuff that has been happening for thousands of years and it's just because we have e-mail records -- >> i think it is. >> i mean, maybe this is not amazing at all. maybe it's just the electronic paper trail. >> should we still be forcing out top leaders like david petraeus for sexual shenanigans? >> we can just decide not to. that's the thing that's so odd about this. all the blackmail issue, he could be blackmailed by this, if we just said we won't punish people for this, all the blackmail threats go away. i just think that human beings really like sex. i think that's all that's really showing. >> rick, would you go along with that? >> well, well, you know, our european counterparts laugh at us when they see that we do this to ourselves. they say well, you're removing a four star general because he had an affair. we say yes and they say why. as long as it doesn't -- >> in france it would be almost compulsory. >> a lot of americans laugh, too. not just europeans. a lot of americans go we just need a few more americans to say it's not a big deal. >> t
force is counterproductive. however, there have been some recent advances in terms of our technology such that systems such as iron dome have made it more capable, a more capable israel in terms of defending against these rocket attack, but if you believe that the military is going to be a solution to these problems, i think we have another thing coming. >> tony blair, iron beingly is a man who solved the northern ireland issue and he's in the middle of all of this as a middle east peace envoy. he would say to me that this comes down to debate with each other to tiny little parts of territory. >> we know what the outcome will be. >> here is a peace deal and they are very close. >> fractional issues, but still caused this terrible bloodshed. >> we don't know what a peace deal will be with hamas. hamas refuses to recognize israel. i asked from the peculiars lo which is how much control do they have? i have a lot of sympathy from the poor people of gaza and not hamas who are blasting rockets and the main booed of 1.5 million severely oppressed people living with no hope, no jobs. nothin
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